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Auction 123, Lot 613

"Opakh - Thraciae Veteris Typus", Jansson, Jan

Subject: Greece

Period: 1640 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

19 x 14 inches
48.3 x 35.6 cm

A dramatic map of ancient Thrace based on Ortelius' map of southeast Europe, derived from Gastaldi's 1560 map and information from numerous ancient sources. A portion of the Black Sea, the Sea of Marmara, and Thrakikon Pelagos are shown. Three decorative strapwork cartouches make this a handsome map. Engraved by Petrus Kaerius.


Condition: A

An excellent impression on a sheet with wide original margins and beautiful original color. There are a couple small areas of uneven papermaking on the right that are visible when the map is held up to strong light.

Estimate: $350 - $400

Sold for: $325

Closed on 2/20/2008